Fitness Tips

by Fitness Mick

- Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

There are many benefits to exercise and weight loss is only one of them. Weight loss is generally the result you see, and the one that everyone compliments you on, but there is a lot more going on than just what you can see on the surface. Exercise could be your key to better health and a longer life, if it were a pill; it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs on the market!...

You set yourself the goal to lose weight; you’ve been training hard, eating well and are seeing some great results. You are feeling healthier and your confidence is growing. Then the unthinkable happens, you’re playing sports or maybe going for a light walk, when suddenly you trip and fall, landing hard on the ground and hurt yourself! Twisted your ankle or maybe strained your wrist? Contrary to popular belief, all hopes now of success are not dashed. There is a way you can continue training and moving forwards towards your goals...

#1 Sit Ups, Crunches and Other Ab Exercises Will Give You a Flat Stomach. False!
The only way to drop the fat and get a flat stomach is to ensure the calories that you eat don't exceed that which you burn. While sit ups and crunches utilise your abdominal muscles they don't expend a lot of energy. Exercises that engage your glutes and upper torso will be far more beneficial then ab exercises...

The 6 Steps To Goal Setting!

It may not exactly feel like it now as we've had a fairly tame May, but winter is pretty much upon us. Only 10 more sleeps to go! For some of us we can't wait for the cold winter season to begin, but for others, those of us who are already rugged up tight sipping on a warm cup of hot chocolate and wondering what I meant by 'tame May' are likely dreading the next few months to come...

t's 4:59am and I'm lying in bed snug as a pug; that is for one final last minute before my alarm sounds! In just a little over 20 minutes I'll be dressed, ready and legging it out the front door, but before I do there is one thing I cannot leave without and that is breakfast!


There are 2 reasons why I place breakfast so highly in my morning routine.
 #1 Our bodies need fuel, without it we can't perform at our best physically and mentally...

The following steps are methods I personally use to manage my back pain and remain active and fit. 

Step #1 Visit a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist; regularly see a specialist you can trust. These people know what they're talking about and will ensure you receive the right care, as there is more than one cause to back pain. Your Chiropractor or Physiotherapist will help increase mobility and return your spine to a neutral position...

When it comes to losing weight and burning off excess fat there are often many misconceptions and contradictions floating around on the internet. This can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to knowing where to start and what you need to do to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. Anyone who has lost weight and successfully kept it off will be able to tell you there are no quick fixes, weight loss has always and will always require huge amounts of commitment, perseverance, will power and good old fashioned hard work! Before you jump straight into some new 'Flab to Fab' fitness program ...

Do you have trouble losing weight? Are you eating healthy and exercising, but staying the same weight or even more frustrating gaining weight? 

I may have the answer as to why. It could very well be in the...

We all have a fairly good idea on what we need to do to be fit, flexible and strong for a healthy and active life, but sometimes we get a little lost on how often we should be training. For instance we all know that to improve our fitness we have to do cardio training but how often do we need to do it to see results? And like wise with stretching to improve flexibility and weight lifting to build strength. We know we should be doing these things regularly, but how do you know if you're doing it often enough and what happens if you do it too much?...

#1 Stretch! At MG fitness we do it after every session and it feels 'goood', but that's not the only reason why! Stretching improves flexibility and also stimulates blood flow. The more blood you can get to those aching sore muscles the better! Blood contains the vital nutrients your muscles require to rebuild, strengthen and recover. The more blood to the area, the more nutrients received = faster recovery. Stretching really should be done daily and regularly throughout the day, especially if you are required to sit for long periods of time...

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Now the days are becoming shorter, and evenings are cooler. A bleak 5am is starting to look more like midnight and that bed is feeling ever so much more comfortable, winter is on its way. Before the hibernation begins I thought I might share a few reasons why I, against all odds! Love training outdoors in winter and what you will experience in the brisk early mornings of a mid-winter outdoor workout!...

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